Vito Lo Capo small town originally with an
agricultural and sea economy, today it is known as
one of the most important sea places of Sicily for
the beauty of its coast and the wonderfully clean
water of its sea. It was born at the end of the 18th
century in the area of the public dominion of Erice,
at the feet of Mount Monaco, in a bay of white sand
between the two capes of Capo S. Vito and Punta Solanto,
near the ancient sanctuary of S. Vito.
reach it driving through the areas of "Timpone"
and "Piana di Sopra", on the peak of which
you can see, right on the bay of Macari, a 16th century
tower, and where the chapel of St. Crescenza, ancient
cult place belonging to the XII century, stands out
isolated,. The Sanctuary, fortified and endowed with
lodgings for the pilgrims in the 1545, rose in 1200
together with the ancient thun-fishing structure,
just opposite the city of Monte S. Giuliano (todays
steep side of Piana di Sopra's and on the oriental
part of M. Monaco, there are some coves in which important
evidences of prehistoric human settlements have been
found. Particularly interesting is the Cove of the
Racchio, because of engravings representing deers
and other linear gravings; and the Cove of cala Mancina,
because of an anthropomorhic figure's graving. On
the road, which goes from the town to the sea on the
flank of Mount Monaco among landscapes of great suggestion
and beauty, after "Tannure" cape, you will
reach the tower of the Impiso, of the XVI century,
very near the "Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro"
(natural reserve), which seems to stand there just
to be the guardian of the reserve itself.